Here is a colorful, messy acrylic painting which I painted while trying to follow Tracy Verdugo’s lesson in Paint Your Heart and Soul 2018. I really like the girl and love the way her hair and headdress turned out. The background wasn’t totally successful. (backgrounds are always hard for me) It is far too messy […]
A much more colorful piece of art to share with you today. I painted this last week while following a Paint Your Heart and Soul 2018 lesson by Mystelle Kirkeeng. You create a mixed media background and then find a face or picture in the paint. This is something I have always enjoyed doing with […]
Morning warm up with a quick painting and a limited palette. Tried to keep it quick and loose. Now I’m moving into messy, colorful, abstract backgrounds. Having fun! What are you doing this morning?
My Little Bliss List (Remembering the things that made me happy this week, because it’s so easy to forget them.) A short little Bliss List tonight. The power went off today, as it tends to do when it rains here. It’s quite common. It gave me a chance to sit down and get a few […]
October is filled with art challenges! One of the most popular is Inktober And then there is Drawlloween and all it’s spin offs, including ones by Jane Davenport and James Burke. I believe you have to be a member of their creative groups to access the prompts. The one I’m taking part in this year is […]
My Little Bliss List (Remembering the things that made me happy this week, because it’s so easy to forget them.) Shine Brightly That’s the name of this painting… The night sky out here is amazing. It’s filled with stars. I love looking up at them. It’s awe inspiring. This city mouse turned country mouse will […]
A Mermaid Joining in with Effy Wild’s Sunday Swoon – Share something you’re proud of. This week, I’m swooning over this mixed media piece I did. Sketchy, full of texture and demanding to stay that way.
“Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.” Deepak Chopra We are by nature always on the alert for bad things that might happen. It is hard wired into us. It stems back to our basic instincts of fight or flight and survival. This is […]
Fall Is Coming Autumn is nearly here. My favorite season. Everything changes. A fresh breeze blows. Energy returns. Shadows lengthen. Patterns change. But, right now, it’s 90 degrees. It’s still summer. I have tomatoes on the vine, eggs to collect, and peach and apple pies to bake. I have plans to flesh out and implement […]
This was originally posted on January 5th 2016. I’m reposting it in response to Effy Wild’s Artfully Wild Blog Along’s nudge for today: “Dig something really good out of your archived writings”. Because this has primarily been a blog dedicated to displaying art and not to writing words, I have very few archived “writings”. This […]
The first day of the rest of this blog. The fear of the blank page has followed me from my art table to here. In order to break it, I speed sketched and painted a tag; it’s sole purpose to bring me back to blogging. Baby Steps. Thank you to […]
Painting From Another Inspiration Stack I enjoyed painting from the inspiration stack, which I shared with you last week, so much, that I decided to do it again. I loved the words in the text piece of paper: “Waiting in the wings. Awash in feather she could easily be princess turned into swan”. […]